Partnership will expand Kadiant’s West Coast footprint

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kadiant, a mission-driven organization that provides high-quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and related services to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to partner with STE Consultants, a pioneer provider of ABA services in both center and home-based settings. The partnership will mark the fourth addition to Kadiant this year, following its investments in Central Valley Autism Project (CVAP), Kids Overcoming (KOI), and Integrated Behavioral Solutions (IBS). The agreement with STE Consultants is subject to customary closing conditions. Terms of the partnerships are not being disclosed.

“I am so proud of the quality of services, clinical innovation, and client relationships that STE Consultants has developed in our 15 years of operation”

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STE Consultants was founded in 2004 by Sarah Trautman-Eslinger. Since inception, STE Consultants has delivered ABA services in the home, school, and community as well as through telehealth programs to more than 2,000 families across Northern California, Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. In addition to her work at STE Consultants, Trautman-Eslinger has spearheaded practice management and ABA-focused public policy campaigns across the country. Trautman-Eslinger also serves as the current President of the Board of Directors of the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) for the 2016-2019 term, is on the Board of the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP), and has led regional, national, and international conference workshops and panels focused on practitioner issues and health insurance reform.

“I am so proud of the quality of services, clinical innovation, and client relationships that STE Consultants has developed in our 15 years of operation,” said Trautman-Eslinger. “As I explored how to further the value-based work STE Consultants has provided over the years, I was excited to hear about the vision behind Kadiant. I could not have found a better partner, cultural fit, or organization for my team to join.”

“STE, under Sarah’s tireless leadership, has consistently demonstrated that it is an organization with a strong emphasis on its clients and people. They live their values of integrity, passion, collaboration, and creativity every day and Sarah and the team have given back to the field of ABA in so many ways,” said Lani Fritts, CEO of Kadiant. “Their culture and passion for excellence and innovation are perfectly aligned with Kadiant’s vision, and we are excited to partner with this great team.”

Trautman-Eslinger will continue as an advisor to Kadiant. The STE Consultants team will work closely with CVAP, KOI, and IBS to share best practices and integrate operations and services across the Kadiant organization.

This article originally appeared in an article in Business Wire.